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I’m still posting from Onyx Sun, a science fiction novel that is currently in revision. The revisions are turning out to be more complex than originally expected so the release date is, um, to be determined. (I’ve given up trying to predict one.)
Last week, two men from Pendelia Four Planetary Investigations informed Taliya that Vastyne Byrd’s shipyard (the dealer she bought her ship from) had been blown up the night before. No one was hurt.
“I’m glad of that,” she said. “But, why…?”
“We don’t know. That’s why we’re talking to you,” Agent Capize said. “What do you know about what happened?”
“Nothing. This is the first I’ve heard of it.”
“You didn’t hear the explosions and sirens last night?”
“I slept on board the ship. If I had heard any outside noises I’d have been taking it back as not being space worthy.”
The younger one suppressed a snicker as she all but called his superior an idiot but the older agent’s glare intensified.
“And can anyone vouch for that?”
“Check the station records,” she said coldly. “I set down last night at nineteen hundred hours, went to dinner with a friend, then went back to the ship. Neither the ship nor I have left the station since.”
“And your friend?”
“Had nothing to do with it either.” She raked her gaze over both of them. “Are you harassing everyone who bought a ship from them or just me? And how much did my mother pay you to detain me?”